Charlotta Nilsen

Charlotta Nilsen

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18 A, 17165 Solna
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 ARC Socialgerontologi Agahi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Charlotta Nilsen, Ph.D., is currently working as a researcher at the Stress
    Research Institute at Stockholm University and a senior lecturer at the
    Institute of Gerontology at Jönköping University but is also an affiliated
    researcher in ARC’s social gerontology group. Charlotta's primary research
    interests include social gerontology and occupational epidemiology, and she
    defended her thesis with the title: “Can psychosocial working conditions
    contribute to healthy and active aging?” in 2018. She is or has been
    involved in research projects related to predictors of active aging, risk
    factors of dementia, sense of coherence, leisure and social participation in
    solitary living older adults, and consequences of working conditions on
    health and function after retirement.
    2018: PhD in Medical Science, Karolinska Institutet.
    Doctoral thesis title: Can psychosocial working conditions contribute to
    healthy and active aging? Studies of mortality, late-life health and leisure
    2012: Master of Philosophical Science with a Major in Gerontology,
    Jönköping University.
    Master thesis title: Better life through the years - A process evaluation of
    the senior central Prima Liv
    2010: Bachelor of Medical Science with a Major in Public Health Science with
    Health Economics, University of Gothenburg.
    Bachelor thesis title: Health seeking behaviour for prolonged cough in rural
    northern Vietnam- findings from the Epidemiological Field Laboratory in Bavi


  • Research projects
    SWEAH Alumni Interdisciplinary Network (SAIN) - An Early Career Researcher
    Network within Aging. Jönköping University. PI: Charlotta Nilsen
    The emergence of a new conflict to work-life balance among older workers? The
    dual threat of “caregiver-burden” and challenging working conditions.
    Karolinska Institutet. PI: Charlotta Nilsen
    The fruits of labor: Investigating the influence of working conditions on the
    initiation and duration of the fourth age. Stress Research Institute,
    Stockholm University. PI: Charlotta Nilsen
    Stress across the life course and associations to late-life cognitive and
    physical function: Which modifiable social and lifestyle factors affect the
    association? Institute of Gerontology, Jönköping University. PI: Ingemar


  • Course director: Public health implications of an aging population (KI,
    doctoral) and Theory of Science and Scientific Method (Jönköping
    University, advanced).
    Teaching at the course: Public health implications of an aging population
    (KI), Theory of Science and Scientific Method (Jönköping University,
    advanced), Aging and health (Jönköping University, advanced).


All other publications


  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Karolinska Institutet, 2018

News from KI

Events from KI